Close
Close
Advanced Search

The ORPHEUS ProtocolClick to magnify
Quick Preview
/gs_flipbook/flip.php?xml=/demo_xml/436056.xml&w=500&h=324
Full‑size Preview
https://watermark.drivethrurpg.com/pdf_previews/436056-sample.pdf

The ORPHEUS Protocol

ADD TO WISHLIST >

Since the dawn of time, humankind has struggled to survive the ravages of nature, the frailty of the body, and the cruel whims of fate. This is known by all. But what only the initiated know is that nature and its attendant miseries are the least of our concerns. There exist powers and realms beyond the comprehension of the unbroken mind, and the dark corners of the earth are home to the twisted offspring of these powers, and to exiles from these realms.

How has humanity survived in the face of threats whose very names can sear our souls? Some say by the grace of God. Some say by mere luck, or by the strength of the human spirit. All of these are wrong. We survive because we have captured some few of these supernatural threats and put them to use. Humanity has stolen from the gods a dark fire it cannot comprehend, and wields it desperately against the coming night.

ORPHEUS, a secretive paramilitary organization tracing its roots to ancient history, strives to maintain a monopoly on deployable paranormal power, operating in strike teams and secret cells around the globe. Their methods are ruthless, their resources bottomless, and their directive simple: Assess, Contain, Employ.

The ORPHEUS Protocol is a tabletop role playing game in which players explore a world of eldritch horror, occult espionage, and shadowy paramilitary engagement. To this end, players take on the role of supernaturally augmented or impeccably skilled operatives as part of ORPHEUS's eternal mission to protect the world-- and consolidate its supernatural power in the process. These operatives investigate strange occurrences, navigate dangerous social situations with cunning and finesse, and do battle with forces inconceivable to the undamaged human psyche.

The ORPHEUS Protocol contains all that a group needs to learn, play, and design in the game, including:

  • Rules for Operative creation.
  • Resource management driven mechanics that promote an atmosphere of tense, life-or-death decision making.
  • 17 feature-rich character Archetypes, which can be mixed and matched for limitless mechanical possibilities for PCs and NPCs alike.
  • Advice to help new Directors run the game effectively.
pixel_trans.gif
pixel_trans.gif
 
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
pixel_trans.gif
pixel_trans.gif
Reviews (8)
Discussions (4)
Customer avatar
Stacie W January 27, 2024 6:55 am UTC
Print availability options... Yes??
Customer avatar
Nigel M October 04, 2023 9:34 pm UTC
What are the POD/Print plans for this product?
Customer avatar
Jacob S September 26, 2023 7:00 am UTC
PURCHASER
Had to write something before my allowed review. Just bought after finishing the podcast's Season 4 finale, and I am STOKED to give this a shot with my game group, the very instant I can draft up a world to run it in.
Customer avatar
Ezra V September 02, 2023 3:55 am UTC
PURCHASER
So happy to be able to use the full rules in game!!! This has been a long time coming and Rob delivered an absolutely gorgeous, meticulous book of a system he has play tested for 7 years- highly recommended as a lover of horror/sci-Fi/mutants/military gameplay. Fun to run, fun to play.
Browse Categories
$ to $
 Publisher
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History















Product Information
Copper seller
Author(s)
Pages
348
File Size:
33.09 MB
Format
Original electronic Click for more information
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
pixel_trans.gif
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
August 01, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on August 30, 2023.
Publisher
Vârcolac Press
Publisher Average Rating